Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, virginia hardware store, republicans unveiled their newest tools. >> it embodies rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. >> reporter: their pledge to america to splash spending, repeal president obama's health care plan, vote weekly on cuts and extend the bush tax cuts. >> all we're saying is no tax hikes. first things first. >> reporter: the pledge isn't a new political play. similar to 1994's contract with america that handed newt gingrich and americans a congressal takeover. this year's promise doesn't include many details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans who say they want to cut government spending, it is ironic they mention those programs. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years, to a stagnant economy. >> reporter: while former president clinton, the man in the white house during 1994, offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say, give us two more years to do this, if it doesn't work, throw us out. >> reporter: a choice that will be up to voters soon enough. the
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-called horror core music is going to spend life in prison for killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccloskey pleaded guilty to the murders. he rappeded upper the name syko sam. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month, he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was given in the crime. >>> closing arguments were held today in the case of a san francisco police officer killed when his patrol car was struck by a vanload of armed robbers four years ago. 24-year-old steven petrilli is facing murder charges in the death of nick tho a sito burko. he was fleeing a string of robberies when he crashed into the cruiser. two other men in the van are awaiting trial on murder charges. >>> one of the country's biggest unions is seeing a cash crop in poll. the teamsters union has more than 40 new members this month, by organizing the first group of unionized marijuana growers. they work as gardeners for maryland investments llc out of oakland. the company holds contracts with medical marijuana
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
and retailers were finally in support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia have more influence on our state senate than california environmentalists. want to save tax money? stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the 19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled. san francisco in pal alto already planned the plastic tumbelweed. now all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. since our state politicians have dropped the bao us, prote prote protecttheplanet@nbceditorials. com. pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.